VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has reaffirmed the Vatican process established by Benedict XVI for handling instances of sexual abuse by priests.
The Pope told Archbishop Gerhard Müller, the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith who is responsible for abuse cases, to “continue the line desired by Benedict XVI of decisive action regarding cases of sexual abuse,” according to an April 5 statement from the congregation.
He also underscored that “victims of abuse and their suffering are especially present in his thoughts and prayers.”
Pope Francis made his comments during a morning audience with the archbishop.
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